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Minoru J. Shibata Interview

Date: December 4, 2013
Location: West Los Angeles, California
Videographer: Whitney Peterson
Densho ID: ddr-manz-1-148
03:27:27
29 segments
Nisei male. Born 1928 in San Francisco, California. Spent most of childhood on Terminal Island, California, where father was a fisherman. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, father was arrested by the FBI and the rest of the family moved to Ogden, Utah, to farm. Served in the Army Air Corps in Japan during the U.S. occupation.
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Interview location: West Los Angeles, California Father's family background Segment 1 of 29 [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: West Los Angeles, California Mother's family background Segment 2 of 29 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: West Los Angeles, California Father's grocery supplier business in San Francisco Segment 3 of 29 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: West Los Angeles, California Earliest years in Burbank, California Segment 4 of 29 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: West Los Angeles, California Moving to Terminal Island, California: fluent in Japanese Segment 5 of 29 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: West Los Angeles, California Father's work as a fisherman Segment 6 of 29 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: West Los Angeles, California Attending school with mostly other Japanese Americans Segment 7 of 29 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: West Los Angeles, California Going to Japanese language school Segment 8 of 29 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: West Los Angeles, California Prewar recreational activities Segment 9 of 29 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: West Los Angeles, California Helping on neighbor's fishing boat Segment 10 of 29 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: West Los Angeles, California Mother's work in fish canneries on Terminal Island Segment 11 of 29 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: West Los Angeles, California Going to Japan as a child Segment 12 of 29 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: West Los Angeles, California Childhood memories of Terminal Island Segment 13 of 29 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: West Los Angeles, California Attending school Segment 14 of 29 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: West Los Angeles, California Meeting kids of other ethnicities in school Segment 15 of 29 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: West Los Angeles, California Going to school the day after the bombing of Pearl Harbor Segment 16 of 29 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: West Los Angeles, California Witnessing father's pick-up by the FBI Segment 17 of 29 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: West Los Angeles, California Deciding to leave Terminal Island and move to Utah Segment 18 of 29 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: West Los Angeles, California Difficulties of preparing for mass removal Segment 19 of 29 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: West Los Angeles, California First impressions of Utah Segment 20 of 29 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: West Los Angeles, California Reuniting with father in Utah Segment 21 of 29 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: West Los Angeles, California Attending school Segment 22 of 29 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: West Los Angeles, California Hearing about Manzanar from others Segment 23 of 29 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: West Los Angeles, California Thoughts on the atomic bombings in Japan Segment 24 of 29 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: West Los Angeles, California Serving in the Army Air Corps Segment 25 of 29 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: West Los Angeles, California The stigma of mother's mental illness Segment 26 of 29 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: West Los Angeles, California Studying aikido Segment 27 of 29 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: West Los Angeles, California Varying responses to redress and reparations Segment 28 of 29 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: West Los Angeles, California The experience of being a Japanese American serving in Japan Segment 29 of 29 [ Previous segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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